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The Linh to sponsor women's football

Update: August, 21/2012 - 09:46

The Linh Company has been named the sponsor of the Southeast Asian Women's Football Championship to be held in HCM City next month.

It is the first time that The Linh, specialising in construction materials, has been associated with the women's tournament at regional level, and it's expected that the company will play a key role in the success of the event.

With seven teams participating, the competition kicks off on September 13 at Thong Nhat Stadium.

Hosts Viet Nam are in Group A together with Singapore, Myanmar and the Philippines, while Group B will see Thailand, Malaysia, Laos and Indonesia face off.

Teams will play in round robin format and the best two will advance to the semi-finals. The final is scheduled for September 22.

Viet Nam will play Singapore in the opening match, followed by the Philippines and Myanmar.

At last year championship, Thailand beat Myanmar 2-1 in the final to take the crown, while Viet Nam won a bronze medal.

The host team will prepare for the tourament with a short training session in China. — VNS

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